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Sweet Apricot Kernels, reviewed

osSweet Apricot Kernels

Trader Joe’s recently started stocking Sweet Apricot Kernels – a.k.a. poor man’s “almonds” or “bitter almonds” – in their nut aisle. This came as quite a surprise to me because my first though after seeing them was “aren’t apricot kernels poisonous?” The answer is yes, they actually are. Usually called “bitter …

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Jennie-O Turkey Store Oven Ready Turkey, reviewed (with Homemade Turkey Gravy)

Jennie-O Turkey, being carved

A roast turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving and because the meal is built around it, cooks often feel some pressure to get it cooked perfectly. The turkey, usually sold frozen, must be thawed for quite some time before it can be prepped – and for every two chefs out there there …

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